A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works by Stellan Vinthagen

By Stellan Vinthagen

In this ground-breaking and much-needed e-book, Stellan Vinthagen presents the 1st significant systematic try and improve a thought of nonviolent motion given that Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent motion in 1973.

Employing a wealthy choice of historic and modern social hobbies from quite a few components of the realm as examples - from the civil rights flow in the United States to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his fans in India - and addressing middle theoretical concerns pertaining to nonviolent motion in an cutting edge, penetrating means, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that mixes resistance and building. opposite to past study, this repertoire - such as discussion facilitation, normative rules, strength breaking and utopian enactment - is proven to be either multidimensional and contradictory, developing tough contradictions inside nonviolence, whereas concurrently supplying its inventive and transformative force.

An very important contribution within the box, A conception of Nonviolent motion is key for someone concerned with nonviolent motion who desires to take into consideration what they're doing.

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